Missouri Department of Mental Health announces its partnership with Oracle Cerner to create an Electronic Health Records system.

Jefferson City, MO

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) announces it will partner with Oracle Cerner, to implement a fully automated and integrated Electronic Health Records (EHR) system.  The vision is to create an electronic platform that documents, communicates, and enhances the journey for DMH service recipients in state-operated programs, and connects with contracted agencies and other organizations.

The EHR procurement began in July 2021, with the Governor and State Legislature recognizing the need for one system across the department’s 15 state operated psychiatric hospitals, habilitation centers, and home and community based waiver programs. DMH was appropriated funding to acquire an EHR system for these facilities.  The system will ultimately advance service delivery throughout DMH state operated facilities.

Oracle Cerner, formerly Cerner, is a leading provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems to enable medical professionals to deliver better healthcare to individual patients and communities. More than 27,000 facilities globally utilize Cerner products. The company has more than 29,000 employees globally, with over 13,000 in Kansas City, Mo. 

Implementation is estimated at 24 months with completion of the project expected in October 2025.

For more information on the EHR Project contact Debra Walker at debra.walker@dmh.mo.gov or 573-751-1647.